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Icelanders in the Viking age : the people of the sagas

Author: William R Short
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Sagas of Icelanders are enduring stories from Viking-Age Iceland filled with love and romance, battles and feuds, tragedy and comedy. This text introduces the modern reader to the daily lives and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William R Short
ISBN: 9780786447275 0786447273
OCLC Number: 760214415
Notes: The land. The settlement. Government and law. Social structure and gender. Feuds, honor, and the culture of combat. Milestones in life. Farm, food production, and home life. Manufacture and trade. Transportation and navigation. Art and leisure. Religion, myth, and cult. Exploration and settlement to the West. Iceland's heritage. Glossary. Appendix: Sagas for outlanders
Description: vii, 275 s. : illustrations
Contents: The land --
The settlement --
Government and law --
Social structure and gender --
Feuds, honor, and the culture of combat --
Milestones in life --
Farm, food production, and home life --
Manufacture and trade --
Transportation and navigation --
Art and leisure --
Religion, myth, and cult --
Exploration and settlement to the West --
Iceland's heritage --
Glossary --
Appendix: Sagas for outlanders.
Responsibility: William R. Short

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"Provides information on the daily lives, culture, history, and society of the Icelanders in a clear and well-structured fashion that invites and informs modern readers. The 13 chapters are concise, Read more...

 
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